As we say goodbye to the wettest May on record, it makes you wonder, just how much the climate has changed in recent years. From milder winters through soggy springs and our new blazing hot summers reaching record numbers. It’s a stark difference and with a large push on becoming more friendly to the environment is your company up to scratch or are you missing a few hurdles along the way?
A few changes can not only help the environment but can also help your company’s pockets as the latest tech and changing the way you work can save money on both electricity and network usage. An example was sent to some major tech industry giants today, the news that we send an incredible 64million pointless emails daily, whether this is a simple “Ok” reply to a staff office party or a constant stream of funny photos to get you through the day. But do you ever think just how much happens when an email is sent?
When we click send on an email it may seem like a simple virtual process but in reality, it’s slightly more complex, once you click send the mail is transported to your server which then finds the next route to travel down. The email is then sent up to the data centre (If cloud based) and stored here before being sent down several more machines to the end users’ machine. Again, this sounds like not much power is being used but a study commission by OVO believe that if all adults sent one less per day this would be the equivalent of taking over 3000 diesel cars off the road. So, by not sending unnecessary emails you won’t only be saving your companies bandwidth and storage on your local machine, but you will also be saving the environment.
Old computer equipment is another example of something that we don’t tend to change unless its faulty, but by leaving old equipment running all weekend this can cost the company money and some of the newer choices available are far more effective and energy saving. The intel NUC (Next unit of computing) devices for instance are almost ¼ of the size of a workstation and can also fit onto the back of most widescreen monitors. They use far less power, but are just as efficient as they pack just the same amount of memory and computer processing power in a smaller form factor. Even though this may seem like a cost to the company, it will save you money in the long run and will also give your office more space.
If you would like any further information on what choices you may have for upgrades then please book a free consultation with LBT today here or call 01763 275 400. We have friendly individuals who will talk through the stages of upgrading your office equipment to a more cost effective method and also move you to the cloud so you can downsize your server usage.